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Re: Constants you cannot help but remember

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Jun 08, 2004 at 15:43 UTC ( #362398=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Constants you cannot help but remember

The powers of 2 to 64k. 186.000 m/s and (for some peculiar reason) 6.023E23?


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Re^2: Constants you cannot help but remember
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Jun 08, 2004 at 15:45 UTC
    6.023E23 - That's the number of atoms in a mole. Chemistry strikes again! :-)

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      Avagadro's (sp?) constant (I think?) I remembered--but why eludes me. I was never a chemist. The last time I did anything involving chemistry was 1973!


      Examine what is said, not who speaks.
      "Efficiency is intelligent laziness." -David Dunham
      "Think for yourself!" - Abigail

      "That's the number of atoms in a mole"

      You can tell my Chemistry memory's gone - my first thought was, "Yes, but, baby moles have less atoms in them than adult ones, surely?".

      cLive ;-)

Re^2: Constants you cannot help but remember
by wufnik (Friar) on Jun 08, 2004 at 17:57 UTC
    avogadros' number dude, too much time spent in physical chemistry...
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Re^2: Constants you cannot help but remember
by jdavidboyd (Friar) on Jun 11, 2004 at 00:01 UTC
    But it is 186,282 miles/s, no?

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